FOX 50 Family Fest & American Tobacco’s Duck Race Join Forces to Support Three Charities

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FOX 50 Family Fest Join CBC for the 2nd annual FOX 50 Family Fest on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from Noon to 5pm on the beautiful campus of American Tobacco in Downtown Durham – an exciting family-friendly day featuring activities focusing on family, health, safety, nutrition, education, community awareness, and most importantly family fun!

The event will showcase live music & entertainment throughout the day, food, inflatable attractions, face painting, balloon art, gaming, health & fitness stations, and much more. The highlight of the event will be The Great American Tobacco Duck Race which benefits local charities. Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd and last place and include Duke Men’s Basketball tickets, Panthers tickets, Broadway Series tickets and much more.

The event is free and open to the public. So grab a blanket and picnic basket and come out for free family fun! 

The American Tobacco Campus is arguably one of the top venues in the Triangle for enjoying an outdoor event in an intimate and family-friendly atmosphere. Ample parking and several fine eateries surround the lawn.

Outdoor seating abounds and some restaurants take their grills to the sidewalk, so food and beverages are only steps away. Kids are welcome on the lawn where families can enjoy the Ole Bull River that runs through the middle of the campus.

Great American Tobacco Duck Race

One of the main events at this year’s Family Fest will be the annual Great American Tobacco Duck Race. The race will take place on the banks of the Ole Bull River at the American Tobacco Campus.

Thousands of ducks will be released simultaneously to race down the river. There will be prizes for winners at both the individual and the corporate level. Prizes will be awarded for 1st to 3rd and last place. There’s also a prize for the “Best Decorated Duck”.

New this year, the Duke Race will benefit not only the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle but Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center and Explorer Post 50.

Individuals and companies can purchase rubber ducks in any increment to enter the race.  All proceeds go to the three non-profits; participants can purchase a duck for their choice of the trio.

Stay tuned to capcom for profiles about all three of these worthy charities….


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